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Old 06-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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what are my choices

need as much feed back on this as possible

want to get a sidecar hack
I do own a few other bikes and have owned bikes my whole life.
she does not like speed and will not get on anything that even looks like a dirt bike.
so i thought a sidecar with a two up seat on the bike would fit the bill.
it is really for the dog, but I am stick with 1st story

I do not plan on touring on this bike or even putting that many miles on it.
rides with her to local pub and BBQs, (she will not go on rides for more then 10 miles)
Taking dog to lake, errands to hareware store.

what are my choices.
for every one that says ural are bad, same amount of people love them
do they still make Royal Enfields ?
what other makes are out there that has complete factory package?

if I want to put one togather what are my choice of bikes ?
which bike have frames that you can mount a side car to?

who put bikes togather in the Northeast?

if I do buy a rig that was home or shop mounted, what do I look for?

do not need 2wd, do like the the look of Urals or that style

where is a place to look

ebay, cycle trader do have much

what is out there
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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My first sidecar was a 2007 Ural Tourist. Although not as popular as the hardcore die-hard 2 wheel drive Urals, the Tourist is 1 wheel drive and I found it to be a great economical way to get into the world of sidecars. Look around for a nice 2007 or newer Ural Tourist.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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you are the 4th person that said that 2007 was the magic year.

2007 or newer
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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you are the 4th person that said that 2007 was the magic year.

2007 or newer
By the time the 07's came out much of the problem areas had been addressed. Like good Japanese carbs, Japanese alternator, along with changes in the tranny, and valve train. I've seen lists around here of what was new on all the different years, but basically the newer the better, but yeah, no older than 07.

The Ural tub is pretty easy to get in and out of and has lots of room.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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you are the 4th person that said that 2007 was the magic year.

2007 or newer
Howdy sailer,

If you or anyone is looking to buy a used Ural, the magic year is 2008 or newer, MAJOR up grades on the 2008 and later that were NOT available on the 2007.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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Whatever you go for if you are trying to get your other half on side I suggest you make sure she tries getting in and out of it before buying, especially if it's only for short trips. If she has to be shoe-horned in and helped out it won't go down very well.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #7
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Whatever you go for if you are trying to get your other half on side I suggest you make sure she tries getting in and out of it before buying, especially if it's only for short trips. If she has to be shoe-horned in and helped out it won't go down very well.

she will be on back, why I want a two up seat on bike, side-car is for super mutt.

she might get into side car and she is thin so should work, but a very good piont
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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she will be on back, why I want a two up seat on bike, side-car is for super mutt.

she might get into side car and she is thin so should work, but a very good piont
That's a dangerous arrangement, unless your dog outweighs yer ol' lady by a good bit.
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That's a dangerous arrangement, unless your dog outweighs yer ol' lady by a good bit.
It's only a dangerous arrangement IF you don't know how to ride. Thousands of riders do it daily in Russia. Yes it puts the weight outside the "stability triangle" but a GOOD rider should be able to cope with that.
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It's only a dangerous arrangement IF you don't know how to ride. Thousands of riders do it daily in Russia. Yes it puts the weight outside the "stability triangle" but a GOOD rider should be able to cope with that.
Well, being his first hack maybe he should take it slow, before he works up to the wife on the back, chickens, goats, and whatever else people load rigs up with. Driving in Mass is no picnic, either.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #11
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she will be on back, why I want a two up seat on bike, side-car is for super mutt.

she might get into side car and she is thin so should work, but a very good piont
If you're new to piloting a hack I strongly suggest you get proficient at driving it w/o a passender long before you add a passenger to the bike with an empty chair. Carrying a passenger on the back of the bike with a light side car is not not the way to impress your lady. Keep the weight off the bike and in the sidecar. Hospitals are very unromantic.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #12
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As time marches on, the "magic year" keeps advancing, due to the improvements and updates. It used to be '05.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #13
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This might have some relevence to your questions http://www.dynabeads.co.uk/test.php I just saw it on another thread (havent even whatched the video myself yet) but the first couple of paragraphs could give you an answer to at least one of your questions.

Re: Royal Enfields. Yes they still make them. Still as under powered as ever. especially when hooked up to the Watsonian sidecars. You could try a Triumph T100 Boneville with a Watsonian. What kind of budget are you thinking of?



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Old 06-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #14
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This might have some relevence to your questions http://www.dynabeads.co.uk/test.php I just saw it on another thread (havent even whatched the video myself yet) but the first couple of paragraphs could give you an answer to at least one of your questions.

Re: Royal Enfields. Yes they still make them. Still as under powered as ever. especially when hooked up to the Watsonian sidecars. You could try a Triumph T100 Boneville with a Watsonian. What kind of budget are you thinking of?



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a triumph T100 would fit in well with rest of sable. a good friend of mine is a big trimph guy.

that is great news that the frame of a T100 will work with a side car, any year of the T100 better then others.

budget is between $5k - $7k but like all budgets it might need to grow
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #15
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Take a sidecar course first. Otherwise you will scare your wife and you shitless and ruin the entire idea. For what your "currently" proposing almost any sidecar would work. A 1994 Ural Tourist would fit the bill at a very small price. Once you go down the dark road of three wheels........
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